Shoaib Malik to lead Pakistan in Hong Kong

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2010, 21:57 PM IST

Karachi: Pakistan`s discarded all-rounder Shoaib Malik was Monday given a chance to prove his form when he was picked to lead the country in next month`s Hong Kong Sixes Tournament.

Malik, a former Pakistan captain, was dropped from the national team midway during the tour of England last August. He was also overlooked for the upcoming `home` series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates.

However, it seems that the national selectors want to see his form and fitness before naming the team for the tour of New Zealand which will be Pakistan`s last international assignment before next year`s World Cup to be played in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Also in the team is discarded opener Imran Nazir.

The 2010 Hong Kong Sixes event will be played at Kowloon Cricket Club from Nov 6.

Pakistan squad: Ahmed Shahzad, Imran Nazir, Shoaib Malik (captain), Shabbir Ahmad, Shoaib Khan, Sohail Khan, Asad Ali.